Halfway Island (Queensland)

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Halfway Island
Halfway Island, Torres Strait (Landsat).jpg
Satellite image of Halfway Island (top) and Kodnasem Reef
A map of the Torres Strait Islands showing Masig in the north-eastern waters of Torres Strait
Location Northern Australia
Coordinates 10°06′20″S 143°19′15″E / 10.10556°S 143.32083°E / -10.10556; 143.32083Coordinates: 10°06′20″S 143°19′15″E / 10.10556°S 143.32083°E / -10.10556; 143.32083
Archipelago Torres Strait Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Torres Strait
State Queensland

Halfway Island is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago located approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) northeast of Thursday Island in the Cumberland Passage of Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. Halfway Island is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Yule Entrance.[1]


  • Governor Ready. Wooden ship, 512 tons. Built Prince Edward Island 1825. Captain John Young. Wrecked on a reef between Murray and Halfway Islands north-east of Cape York, May 1829. Nineteen in the longboat, twelve in a skiff and eight in the jolly boat escaped from the wreck and after touching at various uninhabited islands, were rescued by the brig Amity off Timor. They had travelled 2500 km in fourteen days. The Governor Ready had brought 200 convicts from England in 1828, and had sailed from Sydney for Batavia on 18 March 1829, when lost.

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  1. ^ "Map 7: South East Torres Strait" (PDF). Retrieved 17 October 2009.